Weekly Prayer & Update – Friday, February 19, 2021

This Week’s Sunday Gospel Reflection

Readings available at www.usccb.org/readings

Sunday, February 21 – First Sunday of Lent

Contemplation from Lectio Divina

What conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?

He remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. 

When have I wandered far away from God? What tempts me to sinful behaviors?

The angels ministered to him. 

When have I felt the consolation of God’s love? How can I share that love with those I meet?

Repent, and believe in the gospel. 

What parts of my life are in need of conversion? How can I grow in my ability to follow God’s will for my life?


Sign Up for Mass February 20 & 21

We encourage you to pre-register to save time when you check in at Mass, as well as to help us gauge attendance. Pre-registering is not required, however. Kindly sign up for Mass by 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 20. Here’s how:

  1. Click here and then click the “Sign Up” button of the Mass you’d like to attend.
  2. Select the number of people in your household who will be attending from the drop-down menu.
  3. If you’re already in the Flocknotes database, the system will recognize you when you click the sign-up button. If not, enter a contact name and email or phone number if prompted.
  4. Click Submit and close the sign-up window/tab.
  5. You’ll receive an email confirmation after your sign up is complete. The confirmation email gives you the ability to modify or cancel your registration after you’ve signed up.

2021 Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries

Lent & Easter Schedule

Click here to view information for Lent and Easter.

Stations of the Cross will be every Friday during Lent at 7:00 PM in the church. We’re happy to announce that Stations will also be livestreamed on Facebook.

Stations of the Cross are still scheduled for this evening at 7:00 PM in the church and via livestream; however, if weather or campus conditions require the cancellation of Stations of the Cross, an update will be sent later today via Flocknote, as well as posted on our website’s homepage and Facebook. The main phone recording will also be updated. 

The Worship Music Resource for Stations is available here: http://www.sjehydes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Stabat-Mater-Dolorosa-At-the-Cross-Her-Station-Keeping.pdf.


Pre-Order St. John’s History Book


Annulment Fact & Fiction – Recording Available

Thank you to those who attended the Annulment information session presented by Fr. Jojo Opalda. If you missed the presentation, you may watch a recording of the meeting on our YouTube channel here:   https://youtu.be/i3W8erA3bxY.

First Friday Mass & Holy Hour

March 5

Mark your calendar for First Friday Mass and Holy Hour on Friday, March 5. We will begin with Morning Mass at 8:30 AM, followed by Holy Hour, a brief talk by Fr. Pete on the topic “I welcome you with all my heart, says the Lord,” and Benediction at 10:00 AM.


What’s New at SJE? Find Out in the Weekly Bulletin and Our Website! 

Be sure to check out the full Sunday bulletin to stay in the loop. Our website, www.sjehydes.org, is another great resource to stay connected.